Reeves has asked for help from businesses that say their services are severely degraded due to the ongoing water crisis in Jackson.
The US Small Business Administration has approved Gov. Tate Reeves’ request for assistance to businesses affected by the Jackson water crisis. This is available to businesses in Hines County and City of Jackson who have suffered financial losses due to the complete or near-total loss of water pressure in the late August 2022 Pearl River floods.
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“These low-interest loans will go a long way in supporting Jackson’s businesses and helping them through the ongoing water crisis,” said Gov. Tate Reeves. “I am committed to bringing clean water back to the city and lessening the burden of this crisis on the citizens of Jackson.”
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With little to no running water throughout the city, businesses were unable to provide services, clean, cool or sanitize, and suffered losses or were forced to temporarily close.
To apply for assistance:
Your business must be in Hines County and the following adjacent counties are eligible to apply for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL): Claiborne, Copia, Madison, Rankin, Simpson, Warren, Yazoo.
These loans help small businesses and most private nonprofits of all sizes meet their usual necessary financial obligations that they are unable to meet as a direct result of a disaster. These loans are intended to assist you through the disaster recovery period.
Application deadline is June 14, 2023.
Businesses can apply online at https://disasterloanassistance.sba.gov/ela.
Applicants may also call SBA’s Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955 or email. [email protected] For more information on SBA Disaster Assistance, deaf, hard of hearing, and speech impaired individuals, please dial 7-1-1 to access our Telecommunications Relay Service. Completed applications should be mailed to US Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155.